Mountain Information The Three Peaks of Loon Mountain
Discover Loon Mountain!
Located just 2 hours from Boston and minutes from Interstate 93, Loon Mountain is New England's most-accessible mountain resort destination featuring New Hampshire's Biggest Skiing on 2,100 vertical feet across three peaks. Whether you're just learning to ski or ride, or you're an advanced skier or rider looking for your next challenge, Loon offers a unique and exciting adventure. And that’s another great thing about Loon – terrain variety means a challenge for all abilities, making Loon a great choice for families or parties with skiers & riders of different ability levels. From the steeps of Rip Saw, Angel Street or Walking Boss, bumps on Flume and six tree skiing areas to long cruisers like South Peak’s Boom Run and Cruiser, to classic New England trails like Speakeasy and finally to the gentle slopes of Sarsaparilla and Snubber and the Family Ski Zone on Bear Claw – a slow skiing and riding area. Loon also boasts a selection of award-winning terrain parks, from the Burton Progression park, all the way to the signature Loon Mountain Park - plus a superpipe and halfpipe.
The local Lincoln-Woodstock area features plenty of great options for après dining, accommodations, activities and amenities that make a stay at Loon a great mountain getaway! Check out the Lodging Directory and Ski & Stay Packages.
Loon’s 2,450-ft. South Peak, New England's newest skiing terrain, is accessed by the Lincoln Express Quad from the base of South Peak, or the Tote Road Connector Quad, located at the junction of Upper Bear Claw, Upper Speakeasy and Exodus on Loon Peak. And, when riding the Tote Road back to Loon Peak, don’t miss an excellent view off to your left, of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern US.
The views from the summit of South Peak are spectacular: look west to Mt. Moosilauke, look north to Cannon Cliffs, Mt. Lafayette and Franconia Notch, look down to the town of Lincoln, where you feel like you could almost ski right onto Main Street!
The options on South Peak include two intermediate runs - Cruiser and Boom Run, double black diamond Rip Saw, the tree terrain of Undercut and intermediate Escape Route – the express way back to your car if it’s parked in the South Mountain lot (good to know: there's no lift access back up from the bottom of Escape Route!) Head to skier's right for Boom Run & Rip Saw. The wide expanse of the summit narrows at the ledges as Boom Run turns into a classic New England ski trail with twists, turns and intermediate steeps before the run out back to the base. Rip Saw splits off to the left about a quarter of the way down Boom Run. Don’t let the mellow start fool you, as you’ll quickly come to the headwall and the steeps that follow. Back at the summit of South Peak, head to skier's left for Cruiser. First cut in 1996, many locals have been poaching fresh powder on this trail over the years. The terrain is wide open, and this trail will have the best afternoon light. Access the woods of Undercut from under the Lincoln Express Quad.
The North Peak
As the highest point at Loon, the North Peak truly makes Loon New Hampshire's #1 ski resort. Zoom up to the top via the North Peak Express Quad and you'll discover the famous Walking Boss trail and other long, cruising trails packed with fresh powder and sunshine. Complete with breathtaking scenery, the North Peak is the premier skiing and riding experience.
The second highest point at Loon, Loon Peak has something for everyone. In addition to magnificent views, it is a gateway to trails for any ability, including Bear Claw trail, also known as the Family Ski Zone, which takes skiers and riders from the summit all the way down to the base. It is also home to The Summit Cafe, and the destination of Loon's gondola ride.
The East Basin allows expert skiers and riders to test their skills on classic New England trails featuring double fall lines.
Governor's Lodge/West Base Area
This is the location of the Mountainside Rental Shop, and the meeting place for Loon's Ski and Snowboard School featuring Discovery Camp programs (ages 7-12) and Adult programs (ages 13+). The Children's Center features programs for ages 6 weeks to 6 years: P.K. Boo (age 3), Kinderbear (ages 4-6) and Daycare (6 weeks-6 years). The New England Disabled Sports program building is also located next to the Governor's Lodge.